Mother sees support from PMH

Mother Debra Butler with daughter Millar (2), (back l-r) sons Hunter, Angus, Callum and daughter Georgia.
Mother Debra Butler with daughter Millar (2), (back l-r) sons Hunter, Angus, Callum and daughter Georgia.

Her eldest son Callum (12) and seven-year-olds Hunter and Angus, all have haemophilia A and face months in hospital if they hurt themselves.

Callum was in hospital continually from November to January, because a palm frond splinter in his knee caused internal bleeds.

The boys have daily blood noses and are at PMH every week.

‘They can’t just go to a normal dentist,’ Mrs Butler said.

‘They see dentists and physios at PMH because haemophiliacs get spontaneous bleeds and these need to be treated properly to prevent arthritis in their joints.

Ten-year-old Georgia also spent weeks in hospital to repair a bowel disorder.

This is the first year the family will join other volunteers selling merchandise to fundraise for the hospital.

Wear a Bear Day, May 31, is the PMH Foundation’s biggest fundraiser. Merchandise features mascot Stitches the bear.